JOHNS, Samuel Parks: Samuel was born in Prebel County, Ohio on September 1, 1835, the son of Stephen M and Sarah Parks Johns. Stephen was the son of John Johns, a native of Pennsylvania. John died in Parke County, Indiana at the age of 79. John was the son of James Johns who died in 1824 in Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio at the age of 82. James was a son of the first immigrant of the family who came from Wales to America in 1735 and was a Quaker who followed in the footsteps of William Penn. Stephen and Sarah were the parents of: Samuel; Catherine; John; Emanuel; Thomas; Martha, wife of Theodore Tunison; Robert; Owen; Stephen M.; Sarah Alice, wife of C. W. Wallace; and Joseph. Samuel married Margaret Ann White on February 1, 1850. Margaret was from Waveland, Indiana. Samuel and Margaret were the parents of Laura A 1863-1881; William M.; Samuel Parks Jr.; R. M. Johns; and Margaret, wife of E. C. Emmert.
Source: McGruder, Mark A. History of Pettis County, Missouri (Topeka: Historical Publishing Company, 1919)
Submitter: Robin Helman